Overview: The Musical Fidelity M1DAC is an external
digital-to-analog convertor with true 24-bits/192kHz up-sampling. The Music
Fidelity M1DAC has vanishingly low distortion (typically less than 0.005%),
ruler-flat frequency response, extremely low jitter, and high signal-to-noise
ratio. The M1DAC digital-to-analog convertor will make substantial sonic
improvements to almost any CD player, computer, or other digital source. Simply
connect the M1DAC between your digital audio device (via optical, coaxial, AES,
or USB) and your home stereo receiver (via analog stereo RCA or XLR).
State-of-the-Art Circuit Design and PCB Layout: The Musical Fidelity
M1DAC's state-of-the-art circuit design and PCB (printed circuit board) layout
with the use of top-quality digital components gives high-end, audiophile-grade
24-bit/192kHz DAC: The Musical Fidelity M1DAC features a 24-bit/192kHz
Delta-Sigma digital-to-analog converter in dual differential mode for precise
stereo imaging and low noise. All incoming digital signals are up-sampled to
24-bit/192kHz for a smoother, more realistic sound. The M1DAC provides lower
noise, better linearity, a ruler-flat frequency response, excellent stereo
separation, ultra-low distortion, and incredibly low jitter compared to most
integrated DACs found in today's CD/DVD players, game consoles, computers, and
other digital audio sources.
Low Jitter: Jitter blurs the timing information of reproduced audio
signals between your digital audio source and your amplifier (especially music
stored on a computer) resulting in degraded audio quality. The Musical Fidelity
M1DAC virtually eliminates jitter by re-clocking the audio data from your
digital audio source to your amplifier. As a result, your music sounds warmer,
precise, and more realistic - without the harshness and distortion caused from
USB Port: The Musical Fidelity M1DAC external digital-to-analog
convertor features a rear-panel USB (type-B) port for the connection of your
Windows PC or Mac computer, so you can listen to your stored compressed music
files (CD, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC) with high-quality sound. The M1DAC's USB
port supports 32, 44.1, and 48 kbps sampling rates (16-bit). The M1DAC lets your
compressed music files sound like a high-quality CD player.
Note: The M1DAC's USB (type-B) port supports Windows 98,
ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7; as well as MAC OS X.
Digital Inputs (optical/coaxial): The Musical Fidelity M1DAC is
equipped with a optical and coaxial digital input for connecting your CD player,
DVD player, game system, or other digital audio device. The M1DAC's surpasses
most digital-to-analog convertors found in your digital audio source device. The
M1DAC's digital inputs supports 32-192kHz sampling rates (16-24 bit).
- Optical: supports sample rates of 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz
- Coaxial: supports sample rates of 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, and
AES Balanced Digital Input: The M1DAC's AES balanced digital input
lets you connect a high-end digital audio source, such as a SACD player, via
XLR. The M1DAC's AES balanced digital input supports 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, and
192kHz sampling rates (16-24 bit).
Balanced & Unbalanced Outputs: The Music Fidelity M1DAC is equipped
with both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) audio outputs to connect your home
receiver or amplifier. These audio outputs are located on the rear-panel.
- Unbalanced RCA Outputs: The M1DAC is equipped with a gold-plated,
unbalanced stereo RCA output for connecting the device to your home stereo
- Balanced XLR Outputs: The M1DAC features true balanced XLR analog
audio outputs to connect high-end home receivers and amplifiers. XLR is a
higher-quality output that can reject noise and interference with equipment
with balanced inputs.
High-Quality Power Supply: The M1DAC features a high-quality built-in
power supply with choke filtration to reduce unwanted AC noise for more
consistent performance and outstanding reliability.
- Impedance: 47 Ohms
- Digital 0dB Level: 2.2V (RCA), 4.4V (XLR)
- Circuit: 24-bit Delta-Sigma (big-stream) dual differential 8x
over-sampling to 192kHz
- Total Correlated Jitter: <12 picoseconds peak-to-peak
- Linearity: <0.1dB down to -96dB
- Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20,000Hz (-0.1dB max)
- Channel Separation: >105dB @ 20Hz-20kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >119dB "A"-weighted
- Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.0025% @10Hz-20kHz
- Voltage: 90-250V AC, 50/60Hz
- Consumption: 10 Watts maximum
Dimensions: 8.6875" (w) x 3.9375" (h) x 13.625"
Weight: 9 lbs